Integrated CSU Administrative Manual

CSU POLICY

Section:  CSU POLICY MANUAL FOR CONTRACTING & PROCUREMENT

Section 5000 Policies

Policy Number:  5000.0

Policy Title: Introduction

Policy Effective Date: September 12, 2013

Last Revision Date: September 12, 2013
(see revision history)

POLICY OBJECTIVE

To establish systemwide contracting and procurement policy as required by Education Code 89036.

POLICY STATEMENT


Introduction

The purchasing and contracting policies of the California State University (CSU) are not based upon a single statutory reference, but rather are adopted to form compliance with a variety of statutory and policy provisions found in the State of California statutory codes (i.e., Education Code, Public Contract, Government Code, etc.); Title 5, California Code of Regulations; the standing Orders and Resolutions of the Board of Trustees; specific Trustee policy issued via Chancellor Executive Orders; and administrative policy memoranda.

CSU contracting and procurement policies encompass the following fundamental principles:

  • Recognition that the basic mission of the CSU is to support the teaching, research, and public service requirements for higher education for the people of the State of California;
  • Recognition that the continual development and refinement of purchasing policies to establish efficiencies, transparencies, and safeguards in obtaining the best value for the CSU in the acquisition of goods and services;
  • Recognition that policies will be in accordance with sound business judgment and good business practices, and that the policies are paramount to the effective and efficient total operations of the CSU;
  • The firm belief that it is in the CSU's best interest to limit, as much as possible, prescriptive policies and regulations and to provide maximum flexibility to, and accountability for, the adoption of local campus policies and procedures to ensure the cost effective operation of campus business;
  • Recognition that the policies contained herein are intended to establish a baseline for compliance with State law and Trustees policy. It is the responsibility of the campus to determine the disposition of any issue not specifically addressed herein or otherwise prescribed in law or regulation.

The CSU is committed to maintaining high standards of performance based upon fair, ethical and professional business practices. It is expected that each campus President and administrative staff will develop and adopt local campus policies and operational procedures which further the implementation of Trustee policy presented herein.

George Ashkar
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Financial Services

Approved: September 12, 2013

APPLICABILITY AND AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

 

REVISION HISTORY

April 28, 2008

RESOURCES AND REFERENCE MATERIALS

Useful Guidelines:

 

Related Principles:

 

Sound Business Practices:

 

Laws, State Codes, Regulations and Mandates:

Education Code 89036

ICSUAM 5102

COGNIZANT OFFICE(S)

CO Manager:

Tom Roberts
Director, Contract Services & Procurement
CSU Office of the Chancellor
troberts@calstate.edu

Subject Expert:

Tom Roberts
Director, Contract Services & Procurement
CSU Office of the Chancellor
troberts@calstate.edu

Affinity Group:

Procurement and Support Services Officers

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